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August 24, 2009

Dave Pollard has an excellent post on resilience. Resilience is a bit of a catch phrase at the moment, and yes, guilty as charged, your honour. I’ve been pedalling the resilience story for a while now – individual, community, organisational, family.

As Dave says, resilience is about ‘springing back’, and embedded in that is the expectation that things will somehow, eventually get back to ‘normal’. We now know that there is no ‘normal’.

I’m particularly taken by his research that reveals that we need to adapt, and improvise. It’s so obvious when it’s presented this way, yet I’ve been blinded by the lure of resilience that I’ve neglected alternatives.

Great stuff. I’ve saved Dave’s post for further reference.

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